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Water Sports Faculty

Eugene Buchanan

Eugene Buchanan

Paddling

Eugene Buchanan is the former Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Paddler magazine and founder of www.paddlinglife.net. A former ski patrol, kayak instructor and raft guide, he has written about the outdoors for more than 20 years...

Shelby Stanger

Shelby Stanger

Women's Surfing

Shelby Stanger is a freelance journalist covering surfing and adventure sports products, business, and culture. Her writing has appeared in Outside, Men’s Journal, Women’s Adventure and ESPN Rise, as well as Surfer, Slide, Foam and Shop-Eat-Surf.com.

Steve Doviak

Steve Doviak

Stand-Up Paddleboards (SUPs)

On flat water and in surf, Doviak has a bigger board than you.

Morgan Mason

Morgan Mason

Water Sports, Fly Fishing

Morgan Mason is a Rocky Mountain based water-enthusiast writer and fly fishing guide. Chasing spring runoff in a kayak or SUP or fly fishing rivers, streams, and high alpine lakes. Morgan is constantly near, around or in the water year round.